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EL GAUCHO
ADDRESS Ctra. Jesús Pobre–Tobago
Javea - Rural
OPENING HOURS
13:00-16:00 Mon-Sun
19:00 - 23:30 Mon-Sun
Closed Tuesday
TELEPHONE 966 461 338
EMAIL Email
WEBSITE Website
PRICE RANGE: 5-24 €
EL GAUCHO

EL GAUCHO is a popular restaurant set in a stunning rural location dominated by the steep cliffs of the Montgó massif rising above it. It has become renowned for its excellent menu, particularly its fantastic cuts of meats grilled perfectly on a wood-fired barbeque, and for its friendly ambiance, including regular live music to kick off the weekend. Thanks to its log fires, the venue is warm and comfortable during the cooler winter months but when the temperatures rise there is a spacious patio for ‘al fresco’ dining with great views of the Montgó

The bright white building has a unique character with its high central tower topped by a small dome making it unmistakable as you drive along the Carretera de Jesús Pobre. There is plenty of parking in front of the restaurant or alongside in Calle Tobago.

Inside the building there is a modest welcoming bar with its unique saddle-shaped bar stools, perfect to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before moving into the main dining area. This spacious high-ceiling room is dominated by a wonderful mural of a ‘gaucho’ in full flow at one end where there is also the wood-fired barbecue on which a wide range of fantastic cuts of meats are grilled. Upstairs on the mezzanine there is the Galeria Gaucho, a regularly-changing art gallery which showcases the work of local artists and photographers. Through the archway at the far end, there is an extension of the dining area, a modest room tucked away with a large fireplace and low vaulted ceiling.

The menu is dominated by meat. The hot starters include barbecue creole sausages, barbecued Iberian Pork, round paprika Navarra sausages, roasted green pepper filled with minced beef and vegetables, deep-fired South American pasties filled with beef and potatoes and much more to warm up the tastebuds. The main courses include succulent mature Galician beef steaks, Argentine short cut ribs, baby pampero chicken, roasted lamb shoulders, grilled lamb chops and their specialities which include Andalucian oxtail, the Texas Steak and grilled vegetable kebabs. And there is also fish dishes including seabream fillets wrapped in banana leaves and swordfish. And to finish don’t forget to try its renowned cheesecake served with Greek yoghurt ice-cream and Fruits of the Forest sauce.

RSERVATION IS RECOMMENDED especially at the weekend and during the busier summer months.

Please mention javeamigos.com when visiting El Gaucho


What’s on offer at EL GAUCHO
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ENTRANTES CALIENTES · HOT STARTERS
Empanadillos Criollas con Guacamole Picante · Deep Fried South American Pasties filled with Beef & Potatoes
Chorizos Criollas a la Brasa · Barbecue Creole Sausages
Secreto de Cerdo Ibérico a la Brasa · Barbecue Iberian Pork
Las Alitas de Pollo de Sandy · Sandy's Chicken Wings
Chistorra a la Brasa · Round Paprika Navarra Sausages
Pimiento Verde Asado Relleno de Ternera y Verduras · Roasted Green Peppers filled with Minced Beef & Vegetables
Albondigas Caseras en Salsa de Tomate · Homemade Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce
Mejillones al Curry Thailandes · Mussels in a Thai Curry Sauce
Crema de Zanahorias · Carrot Cream Soup
Sorpresa de Camembert con Salsa de Arándanos al Pedro Ximenez · Camembert with Cranberry & Pedro Ximenez Sauce
Croquetas de Jamón Ibérico Caseras · Homemade Iberian Ham Croquettes

ENTRANTES FRIAS · COLD STARTERS
Ensalada de Melón, Mango y Jamón Ibérico · Mango, Melon and Iberian Ham Salad
Ensalada de Aguacate, Salmón Ahumado y Cabrales · Avocado, Smoked Salmon and Blue Cheese Salad with Dressing
Ensalada de Aquacate, Gambas y Mango con Salsa Rosa · Avodaco, Prawns and Mango Salad with 1000 Island Dressing
Ensalada Cesar · Caesar Salad
Carpaccio de Ternera con Parmigiano, Recula y Pińones · Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan, Rocket and Pine Nuts
Carpaccio de Atún con Salsa de Mostaza y Alcaparras · Tuna Carpaccio with Mustard and Caper Sauce
Jamón Ibérico · Cured Iberian Ham
Tabla de Queso Manchego · Manchego Cheese Platter

CARNES A LA BRASA · WOOD BARBECUE MEATS
Chuletón de Vaca Gallega · Mature Galician Beef
T-Bone Steak
Solomillo de Ternera · Beef Fillet Steak
Lomo Bajo de Ternera · Beef Sirloin Steak
Lomo Alta de Ternera · Beef Rib Eye Steak
Chuletas de Cordero · Lamb Chops
Brocheta de Ternera y Verduras · Beef and Vegetable Kebab
Pollito Pampero a la Brasa (Coquelet) · Baby Pampero Chicken
Tira de Asado a la Brasa (Churrasco) · Typical Argentine Cut of Beef Short Ribs

Available with the following sauces: pepper, blue cheese, Matre d'Hotel butter and Café de París butter

ESPECIALIDADES · SPECIALITIES
Rabo de Toro a la Andaluza · Andalucian Oxtail (slow-cooked with local herbs)
Texas Steak · Beef Sirloin Steak with a Bacon and Fried Egg Topping
Paletilla de Cordero a la Antigua con su reducción de vino tinto · Shoulder of Lamb served in a red wine reduction
Risotto Funghi Porcini (V) · Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms (suitable for vegetarians)
Brocheta de Verduras a la brasa con Salsa Romesco (V) · Grilled Vegetable Kebab with Romesco Sauce

PESCADOS · FISH
Filete de Dorado a la brasa envuelto en hojas de banana · Seabream Fillet wrapped in Banana Leaves
Emperador a la brasa con Salsa de Mango · Swordfish served with a Mango Sauce

INFANTILES · CHILDREN'S MENU
Nuggets de Pollo con Patatas Fritas · Chicken Nuggets and Chips
Albondigas con Patatas Fritas · Meatballs and Chips
Medallones de Solomillo de Ternera a la Brasa · Grilled Medallions of Beef Fillet

POSTRES · DESSERTS
Brownie de Chocolate con Helado de Vainilla · Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Panacota con Frutas del Bosque y Helado de Vainilla · Panna Cotta with Fruits of the Forest & Vanilla Ice Cream
Flan de Almendra y Coco con Helado de Vainilla · Almond & Coconut Cream Caramel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Tarta de Queso y Helado de Yogurt Griego con Frutas del Bosque · Cheesecake & Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
Tarta de Chocolate Americana · Alabama Chocolate Fudge Cake
Helado Criollo (Vainilla & Turrón cubierto de Carajillo de Ron Quemado · Creole Ice Cream (Vanilla & Almond)
Tarta de Whisky · Whisky Cake
Sorbete de Limón al Cava · Lemon Sorbet with Cava
Helado al Gusto · Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry served with cream)
Pińa Natural · Pineapple
Melón · Melón

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MENU DEL DÍA · THREE COURSE MENU
Reviews of EL GAUCHO
Mike
2014-05-23
Great steakhouse located just short drive outside Jávea on the main road to Jesús Pobre and La Xara. Recommend the chorizo sausages or stuffed green peppers for starters whilst both the rib eye steak and the Texas steak get the thumbs up. But really you can't go much wrong at El Gaucho. Except if you're a vegetarian of course!
RATING:4.8

Ian
2014-06-01
I've eaten often in El Gaucho and the food and staff are excellent - the t-bone steak is the best in javea
RATING:5.0